7 Things Every Groom Should Know About Gemstone Engagement Rings

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7 Things You Should Know About Gemstone Engagement Rings

Tip # 7 - Gemstones Are Environmentally Conscious

If you’re reading this, you and your girlfriend are now ready to take the next big step in life. You are about to solidify your love and become a team bound by marriage. But first, you need a ring. Where do you begin? Don’t worry, AZEERA has you covered! After years of helping men create the perfect rings for wives, we’ve put together a list of 7 things you should know before you make the investment and design an engagement ring:

  1. It’s not about size the stone.

Gemstone engagement rings have one distinct advantage over diamonds rings and it’s the first thing you notice: color. Very rarely do we get requests for gemstones that need to be of a certain size because color is the most important feature they are looking for. With diamonds, see our clients fall into the trap of struggling to the find the perfect combination between each of the 4 C’s.

  1. Play around with color combinations.

We would describe the processing of designing your own gemstone engagement ring to be similar to getting dressed in the morning. You probably won’t put as much thought into your selection as your girlfriend, but you do effort to make sure everything matches or coordinates. Selecting center stones, accent stones, and metals is pretty much the same thing. Colors in jewelry look best when they paired with colors either adjacent or opposite to on the color wheel.

  1. Experiment with gemstone shapes.

Everyone loves the round brilliant cut, and so do we! But there are also many more shapes that deserve your love and attention. Each has their advantages. Marquises accentuate long slender fingers. Ovals appear larger than rounds of the same carat weight. Emerald cuts show off vintage tastes. Heart shapes embody love. Princess cuts show an adherence to the principles of symmetry and balance. There is a gemstone shape for everyone.

  1. Consider all design options.

As mentioned before, colored gemstones tend to stand our more than diamonds. Thanks to color, their arrangement across a ring takes on a more defined shaped rather than a blur of just white. Certain designs will pop out with colored gemstones. We encourage you to play around with our vast catalog of designs {LINK to find a style that’s perfect for you.


  1. Educate yourself on what makes each colored stone special.

You don’t need to be a gemologist to appreciate the natural beauty behind colored gemstones. We have created a curated education section for you breaking down the lore, history, properties, and astrology behind each of our gems.

  1. Know your ring size.

In construction they have a saying: measure twice, cut once. We think the same rules apply to ring size when designing a gemstone engagement. While we do offer a resizing free of charge, we encourage you to take the extra step to find out your girlfriend’s ring size. Getting it right the first time will save your girlfriend the pain of being separated from her new ring. And just as a friendly reminder, you want the size of the left hand ring finger.

  1. Ask questions.

We understand that designing a gemstone engagement ring can be a stressful task. For many men, this is their first jewelry purchase. But you don’t need to do all this work on your own. Our gemologists are here to help. You can even schedule to a phone call at your convenience. We’re more than happy to help you through this process step by step.

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